Flights cancelled, schools closed as winter storm barrels through southern Quebec
It's a big dig for Montreal today as monster storm heads east
A powerful winter storm has pounded southern and central Quebec with a vengeance, with highways closed Tuesday night due to major multi-vehicle pile-ups both east and west of Montreal.
- Near-zero visibility leads to perilous commute, 50-vehicle pile-up on Highway 10 near Magog
- Highway 401 closed near Thousand Islands after 30-vehicle crash, spill
A record-breaking 31.6 cm of snow fell in Montreal Tuesday, with more snow still piling on this morning.
All public schools in Montreal are closed today, and most other school commissions in the province are closing schools as well.
55,000 Hydro Quebec clients were without power early Wednesday morning, mostly in the Quebec city area.
Most flights at Trudeau airport are cancelled or delayed. Air Canada announced it would waive the fees to make alternate travel plans.
In Montreal, cars are buried and early morning commuters struggled to dig out as cars were buried almost up to their rooftops. Those who opted for taxis were waiting in some cases more than an hour.
Many school closures Wednesday
The English Montreal School Board tweeted on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. that all schools, adult centres and the administration building on Fielding Avenue would be closed on Wednesday.
❄️ All schools, adult centres and the central head office will be closed tomorrow due to the snowstorm. ❄️—@EnglishMTL
The Lester B. Pearson School Board's schools and offices will also be closed, as will the Commission Scolaire de Montréal and Wilfrid Laurier School Board, along with other boards in the greater Montreal region.
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with files from Associated Press